Thursday, June 08, 2006

Oh! Ooh! OOoh! Oooooh! OOoooh! WARGASM

NPR is simply beside itself this morning with the news the alZarqawi, the Jordanian terrorist (or freedom fighter, depending), has been killed in Iraq.

There has been hour upon hour of endless repetition of the same stories, the same triumphalism, the same orgasmic pleasure in the voices of the NPR reporters 'covering' the story from Washington, Tel Aviv, Baghdad, London, and apparently everywhere else in the civilized world. It will pervade the news all day, and probably for a few days more.

(Is there an Index of Sycophancy? If so, then Don Gonyea--was it Gagne, once?--must be off the fuuking scale. I have never heard so much babble and blither in my whole life as spews from his gob so dependably every day, in his blind, puppy-like adoration of and adulation for the Gibbering fucking Chimp.)

Juan Cole (he who was so abominably mistreated by the effete fux at Yale recently) naturally has a reasoned, informed analysis (which probably highights the implicit reason for his insuitability for GWB's and GHWB's alma mater:

There is no evidence of operational links between his Salafi Jihadis in Iraq and the real al-Qaeda; it was just a sort of branding that suited everyone, including the US. Official US spokesmen have all along over-estimated his importance. Leaders are significant and not always easily replaced. But Zarqawi has in my view has been less important than local Iraqi leaders and groups. I don't expect the guerrilla war to subside any time soon.

The guerilla/civil war in Iraq will persist until the "balkanization' of Iraq is finished, and USer troops are either withdrawn behind walls and ditches at the 14 major, permanent bases built or under construction (mostly in Kurdish territory in the North of the country; or are wholly withdrawn (really, really unlikely, given the normal synonymy and homology of Dumbocrat and GOPuke foreign policy tendencies).

The USer invasion/conquest/occupation/destruction of Iraq had three purposes: Secure Israel's northern flank, set up land bases from which all of Central Asia would be under threat from USer military aircraft (much ceaper than maintaining flotillas in the Persian Gulf, and safer, too), and Iraq, like omnia Gallia, previously, 'in tres partes divisa est.'

The US will not withdraw untill all three are permanently fixed as the norm in the region.


Eli said...

Sigh. Zarqawi is *a* terrorist. Just one of many terrorists and insurgents that we have created or invited in Iraq. His death won't change squat.

Panamint Pete said...

Ding-Dong The Witch is dead
As the news of Zarqawi's demise is thunderously trumpeted around the globe, and pictures of him being prepared for mounting so he may be placed ceremoniously in the White House trophy room deluge the evening news, let us not forget the lesson that may be learned from a little girl from Kansas. Let us silence the Munchkin band of reporters, analysts, and spokes to consider.
I am just as happy as the most most red-faced red stater at the icing of another terrorist( well, maybe not), but I pause to remind you all that the Wicked Witch of the West remains. He is holed up somewhere, being careful, and doing what he has been doing for several years, being a constant thorn in GW's side. He continues to work. Even if he is dead, by bin Laden's very nonexsistence he continues to inspire whole generations of Zarqawis.
Lest we forget that this was just one man, let us ponder our own Revolution. Imagine for a moment George Washington had been killed by a sniper's ball at Valley Forge. Would the rest of the movement quietly have packed up and gone home? To believe that Zarqawi's death will "start a New Era" as the PM of Iraq declared, that we shall now" Turn another corner" as the administration will doubtless inform us ( we have turned so many corners we have come full circle) is as naive as it is myopic.
So let us indeed be relieved that a man responsible for the planning of many murders is in fact out of the picture. In our jubilation though, be cogniscent of the reality that there is always someone there to take his place.